Thursday, April 7, 2011

How my garden grows

 So I thought I would give you a little update on my garden. In the pot above I planted chives, parsley, coriander and sage. As they grow I plan on planting them out into my garden. Whilst its not really clear in this picture there is at least 1 of each plant pushing through, which is a great sign for me.

In another pot next to it I have rosemary and in another basil, which are also starting to sprout.  I've also staked the tomato I found growing in the compost. I covered all the compost with dirt and have moved where I put my compost.

I am also very impressed with how my kumara has been growing. I posted about it here how it was from a sprouted kumara cut up. I planted 8 pieces and they are all taking off. We eat more kumara than plain potatoes here, so I am pretty excited about that.

See? Most of the plants are growing fairly tall and seem to be thriving, so can't wait to see how it goes.

I also planted a few more seeds this week including silerbeet, peas, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and onions. I am hoping they take and I can plant them out later. I'll be planting more of these over the next few weeks, with the plan to spread out the crop.

I'd really love some fruit trees and have 2 large crates I plan on putting wheels on and preparing them for planting a tree in each. Not sure which trees yet, but doing them in my large crates means I can move them. One will probably be a lemon tree.

At the moment I only have a little bit happening, but I am building it and making room for more. We have a good sized backyard, so plenty of room for it all.

We were planning on getting chickens but there are a few more rules in our council than we expected, so we are still deciding if we will go ahead with that or not.

We'd like bees too, but want to wait until we have the hang of the garden. There's heaps of bees in our garden lately. They seem to love our palm tree!

1 comment:

  1. It all sounds great :)
    I have a little herb garden and some tomatoes and just love watching them all grow.